Reporting to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Director plays a critical role in a coordinated community response to sexual assault and sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Primary role is to support the student community by: (1) initiating and directing confidential student advocacy and case management following a report or incident and (2) developing, implementing, and overseeing educational outreach on these topics for students, staff, and faculty. May also provide expert support to cases involving GW employees.
The Assistant Director brings expert knowledge to the task of creating and maintaining important campus and local community partnerships to, among other things, develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs and protocols. Partners include, for example, student organizations and leaders, the Office of Victim Services, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, University Health Services and Counseling Center, campus and local police departments, Division of Student Affairs, EEO Office, the Global Women’s Institute, and community organizations addressing sexual assault.
CRISIS RESPONSE AND CASE MANAGEMENT
-Initiate and direct case management to provide assistance, including corrective measures, to student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking and others impacted by an incident; coordinate communication and response among University offices; maintain proactive outreach and follow up with survivors.
-Serve as a member of the Title IX working group to ensure GW response, support and judicial policies comply with DC, VA and federal legislation and enforcement guidance.
-Advise and provide consultation to assist additional personnel and departments that may serve as first responders for survivors.
-Support and advise student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking throughout the various stages of reporting and adjudicating complaints.
-Refer survivors to appropriate resources for healthcare and ongoing support services.
-Use evidence-based approaches to identify and enhance incident response.
EDUCATION AWARENESS AND PROGRAMMING
-Develop an infrastructure for planning, directing, and evaluating educational programming for students in the areas of sexual assault prevention, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
-Identify and vet online tools and resources; gather feedback regarding the benefits of selected products.
-Deliver educational programming, sometimes in collaboration with other presenters.
-Maintain central web-based resource.
-Work closely with student leaders and groups to design and implement innovative mechanisms to raise awareness, better equip bystanders, encourage reporting, transform the culture, and improve the climate.
-Train adjudication boards/panels, as well as personnel in departments that may serve as first responders for survivors.
-Keep abreast of federal and state laws relating to student safety and identify good practices used by higher education institutions or other groups.
LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION
-Develop and evaluate a strategic plan and vision for the newly-established position that improves services to students and the university.
-Recruit, hire, train, and supervise staff and student volunteers.
-Supervise and train the 24-hour Sexual Assault Response Crisis Team.
-Co-lead the campus-wide Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.
-Revise, enhance, and expand training content as a result of periodic surveys.
-Serve as primary liaison to internal and external partners to better coordinate efforts to support survivors, including student advocacy organizations, university counseling and health services, academic departments, GWPD and the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning additional responsibilities that are logically related to the position.